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Are there any benefits for adults with epilepsy?

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tanya189
tanya189 Community member Posts: 61 Listener
Just wondered, are there any benefits for adults with epilepsy? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    If the person is aged between 16 and state pension age then there's PIP but it's not awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. See link. https://pipinfo.net/
    For any other benefits then it depends on the persons circumstances and with no information it's impossible to advise further.
    I'm assuming this isn't related to your parents with your other thread?


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • tanya189
    tanya189 Community member Posts: 61 Listener
    edited December 2021
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    No it isn’t, I have Epilepsy.

    thanks I’ll look at the link provided.

    I need to husband (usually him) to be there when I bath/shower or use knives or other dangerous things in the kitchen. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    There are a number of factors that come into play with PIP and epilepsy, the frequency of seizures, if there is any warning before them (auras), how long it takes to recover, any side effects of medication, what dangers you might face whilst having a seizure, if you would be in danger if you went out on your own. The list is long but not endless.
    Personally I get standard rate daily living and enhanced mobility, but we are all different.
    Some research is a good idea, you could start with the link @poppy123456 highlighted, you could also contact epilepsy actions helpline.

    https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/support/helpline

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  • tanya189
    tanya189 Community member Posts: 61 Listener
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    Woodbine that's great thankyou. 

    A friend with epilepsy doesn't have seizures as they're controlled by medication but has had them in the past, but does have supervision 'in case' so I was a bit confused!

    Thank you ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    Needing supervision “in case something happens” isn’t going to help. You said the medication controls the seizures? So if there’s no seizures there’s no risk.
    Remember PIP isn’t about a diagnosis. 
    Are you asking for yourself or someone else because you said yourself first and then mentioned a friend. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • tanya189
    tanya189 Community member Posts: 61 Listener
    edited December 2021
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    I'm asking for myself. Mine aren't controlled. But I was confused by how it all works as hers are controlled so wasn't sure what the requirement were and if I'm missing something 

    She also has a blue badge for her epilepsy which I was surprised about
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    I wouldn't worry too much about what someone else may or may not get, it's what you might get that's important, as I said earlier doing some research into PIP is always a good start before applying.

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  • tanya189
    tanya189 Community member Posts: 61 Listener
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    I agree with woodbine here. Comparing someone else to yourself really isn’t a good idea. People are often very good at hiding their disability from others, even from families. We don’t know what goes on behind closed doors and it’s so easy to tell others everything is just fine… deep down inside this maybe far from the truth. Been there, done it for almost 40 years.  
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • tanya189
    tanya189 Community member Posts: 61 Listener
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